Friday, December 17, 2010

Alliance with Lonestar Silversmith

The Texas 4-H Foundation is excited to announce a new alliance with Lone Star Silversmith.

Lone Star Silversmith is a complete custom manufacturer of Rodeo and Custom Trophy buckles committed to detailed craftsmanship, quality materials, competitive pricing and excellent service. For those of you that attended 4-H Roundup, you had a chance to visit with this company in person within the Trade Show area. Following Roundup and many asking them if they had any 4-H type jewelry, they approached the Texas 4-H Program about seeking permission to create a line of 4-H jewelry using the official 4-H clover.

Lone Star Silversmith has designed a 4-H jewelry collection set which includes a ring, pendant, bangle bracelet, and earrings. Lone Star Silversmith has created this line of 4-H jewelry items that can be sold/ordered directly through Lone Star Silversmith and sold exclusively within the state of Texas. A royalty of 10% will be donated to the Texas 4-H Foundation to be used to support the efforts of Texas 4-H.

Watch the Texas 4-H Foundation website for more details at You can visit the Lone Star Silversmith website to see samples of their current works. The 4-H line of jewelry will be released the week of December 1st. First debut of the 4-H items will be on the "Lone Star Collection" Facebook page, so be sure and LIKE their page.

Texas State Youth reining Horse Clinic

The annual Texas State Youth Reining Horse Clinic that is typically held in December will be held March 26-27, 2011. The location for the clinic will be the Somervell County Expo Center in Glen Rose, TX. Youth attending must be a 4-H member and bring a horse they want to improve in executing all basic maneuvers. The horse does not have to be a reiner. If under 18, members must pro-vide their own parental or volunteer supervision. Topics will include lateral flexion and forward momentum, circles, spins, stops, rollbacks, and lead changes. All participants will receive hands-on practice and assistance throughout the clinic. For additional information, contact Vicki Hoggett at (254) 897-9180 or and/or visit

PBR Offers 4-H Special Offer

PBR is offering again this year, a special rate on tickets for the Iron Cowboy Invitational
February, 19, 2011, check out the flyer at ( look under the tab "Non 4-H Events and Activities")

Clothing and Textiles Project Opportunity

Saturday, February 12, 2011
9 AM to 4:30 PM
Texas A&M Research and Extension Center (Corpus Christi)
Hwy 44 about 4 miles west of the airport Ph# 361 265-9203
$15.00 Members $20.00 Non-member
Lunch is included
For registration or more information contact: Judy Johnson 361-5477221 Personal Color sessions by appointment on Sunday

Check out the flyer at for more information about this opportunity

Beekeeping Essay Contest

    The Beekeeping Essay Contest is sponsored by the The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. For over 50 years, the American Beekeeping Federation has been serving the needs of the U.S. beekeeper. Any youth interested in participating in the contest must follow the instructions for the Texas selection process. Each State Winner, including the national winners, receives an appropriate book about honey bees, beekeeping, or honey.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lets Say Thanks - Service Opportunity

XEROX IS DOING SOMETHING COOL If you go to this web site, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services. How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! It is FREE and it only takes a second. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our soldiers over there need to know we are behind them. This takes just 10 seconds and it's a wonderful way to say thank you. Please take the time and please take the time to pass it on for others to do. We can never say enough thank you's. Thanks for taking to time to support our military!

4-H WHEP Statewide Project Training

February 12, 2011

Loy Lake Park, Denison, Grayson County

Registration is open on 4-H Connect ( for adults and youth. This one day training will take the participants through the 4-H WHEP Manual and the Texas Contests Rules and Procedures. Although the contest portion of this project will be a focus, a good deal of attention will be placed on the educational subject matter and how to better learn the material. 4-H WHEP is an excellent wildlife study course as well as a fun competitive event.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Friendly Rabbit Looking for a Good Home

A family in Austin is looking for a good home for the rabbit they acquired. If interested please email at the following address;

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Ag Day!

AG4U at HLSR on March 8, 2011

Visit the Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, to experience AG4U - an action packed, fun-filled day open to all high school students that spotlights the importance of the ag industry in our daily lives. The capstone event is the Ag. Leadership Forum, a town hall style meeting, featuring professional, educational, and student leaders in the ag. community. Open to the general public, the forum is an interactive and enlightening look into what ag means to each of us.

The day will be filled with activities including:

- ag identification contest

- video contest

- workshops

- career and education fair

- complimentary lunch and hospitality area

- electronic scavenger hunt

- Ag Leadership Forum

- door prizes

Register Online - click "EVENTS" then "AG4U"

- registration deadline - 2/2/11

- open to all high school students on a first come, first served basis

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Video Challenge

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Video Challenge - Extension of Deadline to Feb. 1, 2011



I mean seriously....what part of your life do we NOT owe appreciation to agriculture!?!

Girls - do you leave home without makeup?? Do you love the latest fashion statements? Say thanks to agriculture!
Guys - do you go many hours without a "growing boy" size meal? Say thanks to agriculture!

Do you or your family members take medicine when you are ill? Say thanks to agriculture!

Are you thankful for that can of RAID when you spot a Texas Sized Tree Roach??? Say thanks to agriculture!
Check out this YouTube Video for inspiration!!

Did you know this year, each American farm family will feed 155 people? Neither did consumers in many major U.S. cities. See their reactions to learning this fact -- and then see how grateful they became for America's farm families. This holiday season, don't forget to thank America's farmers.

For more information and to enter the Video Challenge click on:
For further questions, contact Elise Sartwelle at 713-868-1111 or 281-660-3669 for support, advice, assistance and to help you with any questions.

Johnson County 4-H Family in Need of Assistance

A Johnson County 4-H family endured a tragic event this weekend. On Saturday morning, the Mathis Family's home in the Mansfield area burned completely to the ground. This family consists of Chris (father), Amber (mother), Morgan, J.W., William, Sydney (children), and Michelle (aunt). They were left with nothing after the fire, so they need help in starting over during the next few months. The following donations will be the most beneficial to the family at this time:

-- Donate a gift card to Wal-mart, Target,
Bed Bath & Beyond, Department stores, etc.
-- Make a monetary donation with your check made out to the Chris and Amber Mathis Fire Fund.

lease send any donations to the Johnson County Extension Office at 1 N. Main, Ste 309, Cleburne, TX 76033. All donations will be deposited into the Fire Fund or given to the Mathis family as soon as they come in.

2011 Teen Retreat

Travis County 4-H will pay for an adult to attend and chaperone. (Must be an approved 4-H Volunteer)

For 4-H’ers 13-19, this weekend retreat is a great opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills while building your 4-H network of friends from across the state! Texas Teen Retreat is scheduled for January 7-9, 2011 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood. It is designed to build leadership and life skills in youth to help them become productive leaders in their 4-H clubs. Our unique theme this year is “Leaders 4 Life!” an in depth look at this new project. Participants will see, learn, and get some hands on practice in components of the project! There will also be an exciting service learning slash team building activity sure to capture the attention of all. Teen Retreat participants will be equipped to return to their counties and lead activities with afterschool programs, 4-H clubs, Youth Boards, and more!

Come to Teen Retreat 2011 to get more in depth training in the Leaders 4 Life project and contest. You will leave equipped to make plans for implementation the program in your county!
Registration fee for Texas Teen Retreat is $100.00 per youth & $65.00 per Adult Chaperone.
Registration will be conducted on 4-H Connect. For more information on Texas Teen Retreat, please contact the Travis County Extension Office at 512-854-9600 or email Cory at

Registration will be conducted via 4-H Connect starting November 15th and it will remain open through December 20th.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Academic Eligibility Forms for TCYS and Fort Worth

If you plan to exhibit a youth fair or livestock project at the Travis County Youth Show or a livestock project at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, you need to have an academic eligibility form completed by your school. All of the livestock shows adhere to the UIL guidelines so each participant must have a form turned into the Extension Office by Wednesday, January 12th, 2011.

This is for all public, private and homeschool youth. Please remember that January 12th is the deadline. You may turn them in as soon as your school completes the form. It is best that the school fax the form to the Extension Office.

The forms may be found at - look under the tab "4-H Livestock and Animal Information"

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Lanier FFA Poinsettia Sale

The Lanier Horticulture Department will be holding its annual Poinsettia Sale. Check out the flyer on the 4-H website: - It is listed under the tab "Non 4-H Events/Activities"

Monday, November 29, 2010

Brown Santa

Travis County 4-H will be assisting with Brown Santa. We have a few spots left to fill. If you would like to assist with this project, email Cynthia Pierce at You must email to confirm that you will be participating.

We will be working on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: 2300 Grand Avenue Parkway, Ste 105

D-10 Volunteer Leaders Association on Facebook

District 10 VLAT Facebook Group Now Active!
The District 10 Volunteer Leaders Association has established a group on Facebook to provide an opportunity for volunteers to network, receive information, and more! This strategy is being done to strengthen the core of our volunteer base and make sure that we are on the cutting edge! To join the group, you must have a Facebook account! Once that is in place, do a search for this group: District 10 4-H Volunteer Connect. When the page comes up, click on the button "Join The Group." You will then receive updates on your wall when any new information is posted! Not only can you review information posted by others, but if you have a great idea, a wonderful resource or lesson, or 4-H activity you want to promote that would benefit others in District 10, you can post to the page! Let's get some dialogue going and work together "To Make The Best Better" in District 10!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shooting Sports Members Selcted for National Teams

Congratulations to the following Shooting Sports members and volunteer leaders who were selected to represent Texas on the National Shooting Sports Teams:
Air Pistol - Dylan Lee
Coach - Gene Jones
Hunting - Keaton Harlow (Captain)
Danial Gibich
Small Bore pistol - Madeline Jones

Monday, November 22, 2010

SALE Youth Country Fair Baking Contest

For those interesting in baking, there is a contest held each year at the San Antonio Livestock Show. For information on the rules and guidelines and the entry form, please check out the Travis County 4-H Website - (look under the tab "4-H Events".

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Texas 4-H Science is on Facebook

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bowie FFA

Bowie FFA Alumni Association is holding a give away for some items from Red's Range. To check out the flyer, visit and look under the tab "4-H Events).

Saturday, November 13, 2010

State 4-H Photography Contest - Senior Aged Youth Only

Senior aged 4-H youth (youth who are 14 years of age and older as of August 31, 2010) interested in photography may participate in the state photography contest. The rules and guidelines are posted at (look under 4-H Events) There are quite a few changes to the contest so please read the rules and guidelines.

Travis County may only submit a total of 14 entries (1 entry per class). For those interested, please email your photos to by March 25, 2010.

If your photo(s) are selected to be submitted, there is a $10.00 fee per photo as well as registration on 4-H Connect that will be required.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

District 10 Photography Contest

For more information about this contest, check out - look under the tab, 4-H Events

Each 4-H member may enter up to three (3) photos. Photos DO NOT have to be in different categories (i.e. 4-H’er may enter 3 animals-wildlife photos). There is also a District Category called Creative Display. This category allows 4’Hers to show their creativity with photos in a scrapbook layout. In addition to the 3 photos, a 4-H member may enter one item in the Creative Display category. If a 4-H’er submits more than 3 photos, it will be up to the committee’s discretion as to which 3 photos will be judged. Photos must be taken by the 4-H member between May 1, 2010 and 2011 District Contest.

4-H Day with Texas A&M Basketball

The Texas 4-H & Youth Development Program is proud to announce a recent partnership with the Texas A&M Athletic Department. On December 4, 2010, Texas A&M Basketball will host the 4-H Challenge in conjunction with the Texas A&M vs. Pacific Men's Basketball game. This event will give individuals the opportunity to purchase $5 tickets and give their county the opportunity to win some great prizes. The top three counties selling the most tickets will receive four free tickets to the Texas A&M vs. Texas Men's Basketball game. The grand prize winner will have the opportunity to have a 60 second promotional video shot featuring their county 4-H program produced by 12th Man Productions. This video clip will then be highlighted at the Texas A&M vs. Texas Men's Basketball Game on January 31st.

If you love basketball, come out December 4th and support your local 4-H Program at the Texas A&M vs. Pacific Men's Basketball game.

To purchase tickets, visit:, click on ticket center, then men's basketball. Located at the bottom of the list on the left side of the page is 4-H Challenge. Click on that and it will take you to the option to order tickets.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Scrapbooking Retreat

For those interested in scrapbooking or card making are invited to participate in a weekend retreat at the Texas 4-H Conference Center! The event is being hosted Cheryl Newberry (an avid scrapbooker) and the 4-H Center! Come and scrap with others, learn new techniques and tricks of the art of scrapbooking, and network with others who have a similar interest!

For cost, lodging and other information, please check out the flyer at, look under the tab "4-H Events"

Friday, October 29, 2010

Major Livestock Show Entry Forms

If you plan to exhibit livestock projects at any of the following livestock shows in the spring you need to complete your major show entry paperwork:
San Antonio Livestock Exposition
San Angelo Livestock Show and Rodeo
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo
All forms may be found at , on the right side of the page, there is a tab, livestock information under the heading "4-H Programs", Click on the livestock information link and the page that will come up obtains the forms you need.
Each exhibitor needs to complete a major show summary form - this allows us to be more organized and make sure we have all the entries in order for each exhibitor. The forms are divided out by the specific show. Please pay attention to the details of each form.
If the responsibility of each family to submit their own paperwork to John or Cory at the extension office. Checks need to be made payable to Travis 4-H. Forms are due back on November 10, 2010.
If you have any questions, please let us know.

San Antonio Livestock Show - Youth Day Activities

SALE Youth Day - Saturday, February 5, 2011
Exhibits, Activities, Photography Contest

For more information on the events or activities, please check out the following website:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

National 4-H Conference - April 2-7, 2011

The National 4-H Conference is the Secretary of Agriculture’s premier youth development opportunity to engage youth in developing recommendations for the 4-H Youth Development Program. The National 4-H Conference is a working conference in which youth and adults--at the invitation of the Secretary of Agriculture--assist in the development of recommendations to help guide 4-H Youth Development Programs nationally and in their communities. This event brings together youth, volunteer leaders, and state and county Extension staff members from across the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the Canadian Provinces.

The National 4‐H Conference requires youth who are focused and committed to working during the Conference and in their state. The Texas delegation will consist of 10 youth delegates, who need to engage in pre‐ and post conference work and participate in all scheduled conference
activities. The minimum age requirement for a Texas youth delegate is 15 years old (must be by January 1, 2011). The maximum age for a youth delegate is 18.

Applications must be submitted online and certified through 4H CONNECT by November 13, 2010.

The delegate’s share of registration, adult chaperone registration, lodging, airfare, meals, and transportation costs is $1500.00. This registration fee will be due on January 5, 2011.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

4-H SET Workshop

District 10 Training for youth, parents and volunteers
Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Helotes 4-H Activity Center, 12132 Leslie Road, Helotes, TX
RSVP By: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 to:
Pam Axtell, Bexar County Extension Office
Please call 210-467-6575 or e-mail Pam at

Check out the flyer at

Friday, October 22, 2010

Consumer Decision Making

If you like to shop, and would like to learn more about making a more conscious consumer decision when shopping, the Consumer Decision Making Contest is for you. For more information check out the the following website:

The big District 10 Contest will be held on February 5th in San Antonio in conjunction with the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo.

If you interested, please let Cory know by November 10th.

4-H Food Challenge at San Antonio Stock Show

The Texas 4-H & Youth Development Program is pleased to announce that the Food Challenge
will be offered as a contest at the 2011 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.
A few important items related to this opportunity include:
Contest Date: The date of the contest will be Sunday, February 20, 2011.
Entry: Entries must be made on official San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo entry forms. There will be an entry fee of $25 per person. Youth will participate in the Food Challenge as individuals. No team entries are allowed!
Eligibility: In 2011, this contest is only open to eligible youth in the Senior age division - youth with birth dates between September 1, 1991 and August 31, 1996 (ages 14 to 19).
Contest Information: The format of this contest will be similar to the 4-H Food Challenge as it is conducted at Texas 4-H Roundup. The 2010-2011 4-H Food Challenge Guidelines will apply to this contest. The guidelines are available on the 4-H web site at:
More information will be available in the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Premium Book, which will be available on their website:

If you plan to enter, submit your entry form to the Travis county Extension Office by November 10th.

Travis County Youth Show Entries

If you plan to exhibit at the Travis County Youth Show - livestock or youth fair, your entries are due November 1st, 2010. You should be submitting those through your club manager, but if for some reason you miss that deadline, the entry form and money should be submitted to the Extension Office (physically in the office).

Forms may be found at
  • below the big brown box, place your cursor over "2011 Show Information"
  • It should highlight in a neon green, left click on that.
  • Then page that pulls up will list the judges and scroll to the bottom of that page to get the show entry forms
Physical address:
5501 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

Mailing Address:
1600 B Smith Road
Austin, TX 78721

Travis County Food Project Contest Information

The Travis County 4-H Food Show, Nutrition Quiz Bowl and Food Challenge Contests are being held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 6011 Blue Bluff Road. Information about these contests may be found at

If you have questions, please ask. or

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tractor Supply Clover Card

The TSC Clover Card is a great way to celebrate the new partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H! Each use of the card shows TSC the value of 4-H customers and, more importantly, enters your 4-H club for chance to receive gift cards from Tractor Supply.

Each month, TSC will randomly select five transactions made with the Clover Card. The local club associated with each of those cards will receive a $500 Tractor Supply Gift Card. Remember, each swipe of the card gives your club a better chance to win gift cards from TSC!

The TSC Clover Card offers special deals to those in the 4-H community — parents, guardians, volunteers and leaders — and provides chances to win TSC gift cards for their club.
Sign up deadline for the card is November 21, 2010.

Who is eligible for the TSC Clover Card?
4-H members, 4-H parents or guardians, volunteers, club leaders, and 4-H staff are eligible for the card. However, there can only be one card per household. TSC team members, store managers, vendors, and respective immediate family members are not eligible to sign up for a card. See the “Complete Rules” online at for details.

How do I get a TSC Clover Card?
The only way to sign up for the TSC Clover Card is via Tractor Supply Company’s 4-H mini-website, found at Only a parent/guardian can sign up for the card if the 4-H member is under 18 years of age.

What are the benefits of signing up for the card?
By signing up, you will receive a 10% off coupon that comes along with the card. TSC will send you specials and promotions via email that are available only for cardholders. The TSC Clover Card will offer special deals to those in the 4-H community — youth, parents, guardians, volunteers, club leaders, staff — and provides chances for 4-Hers to win a TSC gift card for their club. By using their TSC Clover Card with every purchase, 4-Hers are entering their club into a monthly drawing for a $500 TSC gift card. There will be five (5) $500 gift cards awarded to clubs every month until June 2011.

How long do I have to sign up for the card and once I sign up, when will I receive it?
Enrollment for the pilot program runs through November 21, 2010. Cards will receive 2-4 weeks after the online card form has been completed.

How long is the card valid?
This pilot card program will expire on June 30, 2011.

Does every 4-Her in my family need to sign up for a card?
No, one registration per household is all that is needed. When you register for the TSC Clover Card you will receive 2 cards for your family to use. Anyone who is active in 4-H is eligible for this card.

Can I use my card for on-line purchases with TSC?
No, currently the cards are only for in-store purchases.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We Got Your Back - Service Project

The Texas 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Advisory Board is sponsoring a state-wide community service project for the 2010-2011 4-H year. "We've Got Your Back" is a project that any 4-H club or group can get involved in! 4-H members collect gently used backpacks and/or purses, along with non-perishable food items and basic necessities, such as toiletries. The backpacks are then filled with the food items and toiletries and distributed to people in your local community! 4-H members are then encouraged to report online the number of backpacks and other items collected. For more information, a promotional flyer and a link to the online report, visit the healthy lifestyles program page on the Texas 4-H Website:

If a youth member would like to take the lead on this project for the county, please contact Cory at

Texas Sea Grant - Video Opportunity

Texas Sea Grant is seeking energetic and creative young filmmakers to take part in the inaugural Ocean Education: Diversity in Videos (OEDIV) contest. Teams comprising students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit videos, no longer than 5 minutes, that convey clear and important messages about the ocean in terms the general public can understand.

Student teams must include at least two and no more than five students and be supervised by an advisory teacher. Entries can be in English, Spanish or both. Contest registration opened Sept. 1, 2010. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Texas Sea Grant website. All videos, in the form of a DVD disc, must be received in the Texas Sea Grant office no later than Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. The judges' decisions will be announced by January 15, 2011.

The first and second place winners will be invited to the NOSB Loggerhead Challenge on February 5, 2011, in Corpus Christi and the NOSB Dolphin Challenge on February 26, 2011, in College Station, for screenings of their videos. NOSB audiences include scientists, graduate students, teachers, and the many high school students who compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl.

For more information about Texas Sea Grant's marine education programs, including OEDIV or NOSB, contact Liz Turner, Marine Education Specialist.

Exchange Program

Texas 4-H Families will have an opportunity to host a young person from Japan in Summer 2011! There will be 10 Japanese youth and a couple of adults coming to visit our State! More information will be coming from Jodi McManus on this. Families will apply to be a host. Those selected will have a youth or adult in their home for approximately 1 month (mid-July to mid-August) and will treat them as a part of their family!

Texas 4-H Golf Challenge

  • This event will be held June 20-21, 2011 in College Station. The two day event will include workshops, golf pro clinic and evening social and dinner on the first day followed by an 18 hole scramble and golf scenario quiz on the second day. This event will be for youth ages 11-18. Look for more info from Kyle Merten on this event!

2010 Junior Leadership Retreat - Registration Closes October 22nd

WHO: 4-H members ages 9-14 (and Adult Chaperones)
WHAT: State level leadership development program
WHERE: Texas 4-H Conference Center, Brownwood
WHEN: Friday November 5 through Sunday November 7
COST: $100 for youth, $65 for Adult Chaperones (includes two nights lodging, four meals, two evening snacks and program fees)

Junior Leadership Retreat features Texas 4-H Council members conducting hands-on educational workshops
with younger 4-H members. This year, the program will focus on new 4-H project opportunities — Leaders 4 Life, Global and Cultural Education, Keys to the Courthouse, Team Building and Recreation round out the five educational workshops.

Registration is being conducted on 4-H Connect (

Sunday, October 17, 2010

10th Ever Cowboy Christmas Ball

It is that time of the year again. The 10th Ever Cowboy Christmas Ball is just around the corner. This annual event is sponsored by a dedicated group of individuals who support the 4-H youth at the Travis County Youth Show.

November 20 , 2010
6:30 p.m. - midnight
Double Tree North
Live Music by Rick Trevino
Silent and Live Auction
$75.00 per tickets (tables of 10 are available for purchase)
***adult only event***

For more information or tickets:
Purchase tickets by contacting:
Mo Hamann (512)751-4315
Terri Rhyan (512)750-6744
Kelly Pond (512)426-1459
Julie Morris (512)835-7575
Krista Fowles

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fort Worth Stock Show

If you plan to exhibit an animal at the Fort Worth Stock Show, please go to the following link, complete the correct form and submit your form and entry fee to the Travis County Extension office by November 1, 2010.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Vote for Matthew Evans & Discover 4-H -J.C. Penney Contest

Matthew Evans, a Discover 4-H Club member, submitted their service projects to the J C Penney Contest! His nomination is one of the top 3 and voting is going on NOW!!! Please support Matthew by clicking on the link below and then click on the link in the right hand box that says "vote on the top 3"! Matthew and his club could win big money for charity AND a scholarship!!! You can vote one time a day!!!
While you are on the JCP Facebook page, also vote for 4-H in the left hand box by clicking on the "vote for your favorite"!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

San Antonio Livestock Show -School Tour Guides

4-H youth in grades 9-12 are invited to sign up and serve as a school tour guide for the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. If you are interested in giving back and taking on this leadership role, you must sign up with Cory by emailing her at This is a time commitment of 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The tour Dates for Travis County Youth will be on the following dates:
Thursday, February 10th
Friday, February 11th
Monday, February 14th

Email Cory, indicating your days of preference by November 29th.

Meeting Make up Opportunity

If you missed your 4-H meeting club or just need a 4-H meeting in general to attend, join us at 6:15 on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 (tonight) at 5501 Airport Blvd (Room 209 - North Entrance of Building).

4-H Trip to Europe

A trip to Europe is being planned by Charla Bading, District 7, 4-H Extension Specialist for next summer. There is a flyer posted at under the tab "4-H Events". The flyer provides details on cost as well as the schedule. This trip is open to youth (15 years of age) and adults.

If you are interested, please look over the flyer and let me know so I can forward along any additional contact information for you.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

4-H Food Challenge

The 4-H Food Challenge is a contest open to 4-H youth that is a mock of the Iron Chef Show. It is a team event made up of 3-5 youth (of the same age range). Youth will be provided ingredients to make a dish of their choice, determine the following: cost analysis, nutritional information and make a group presentation about the dish and answer questions. The county contest will be held on Saturday, November 13th.

For those interested or would like more information, please contact Cory at More information on the contest may be found at at the link here.

4-H Contests Informational

Whether you are new to 4-H or have been a member for a number of years, there are numerous contest opportunities available. An informational meeting is being held on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Travis County Extension Office (5501 Airport Blvd) to discuss contest opportunities, requirements for the contests and time of the year when the contests occur. If you are interested in any of the following contests, please sure to attend as the contests listed below will major topics of discussion. There are many other contests out there, so don't think you only have to be interested in the ones below.
  • 4-H Food Challenge
  • 4-H Food Show
  • Nutrition Quiz Bowl
  • Consumer Decision Making
  • Fashion Show
  • Fashion Storyboard
If you have questions, please let Cory know.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tractor Supply - Best 4-H Memories Contest

Tractor Supply Company's Out Here magazine is giving away $1,000 for the best 4H memories story! Check it out on their website:

Win College Scholarships and Money For 4-H!

National 4-H Council is pleased to announce a new opportunity, through the partnership with JCPenney Afterschool, which can immensely benefit both National 4-H Council and local 4-H youth. Through the “Care, Share, WIN!” promotion, JCPenney will distribute $1 million through a month-long Facebook campaign; offering the opportunity for students ages 13-18 to win a grant for their favorite charity and a college scholarship for themselves, from September 20 to October 3, 2010.

The campaign will have a two-pronged approach:

1. Customers will help allocate $500,000 to one of four after-school charities (Boys and Girls Club of America, The Y, National 4-H Council, and FIRST) by voting for their favorite charity. The winning charity will receive $250,000; second place $150,000; third place $75,000; and fourth place $25,000.

2. Youth will be invited to share their personal community service stories, to enter for a chance to win college scholarships and grants for their charity (must be a qualified 501c3).

a) Students will submit a 250-word essay about their community service along with a photo to be eligible for the contest. Entries will be collected for approximately two weeks. The top 50 semi-finalists will be identified and posted on Facebook for fans to vote for the top three finalists. The top three finalists will then be posted and voted upon to identify grand prize winners.

b) Each of the 50 semi-finalists will receive a $3,000 donation to a charity of their choice and a $3,000 college scholarship. The grand prize winner will receive a $50,000 donation to a charity of their choice and a $50,000 college scholarship. The second place winner will receive a $30,000 donation to a charity of their choice and a $30,000 college scholarship. The third place will receive a $20,000 donation to charity and a $20,000 scholarship.


  • September 20: Campaign launches; voting begins to allocate $500,000 to after-school charities (voting remains active throughout entire contest period); students submit entries to the contest
  • October 3: Last day to submit entries to the contest
  • October 4-7: Fulfillment agency and JCP Afterschool identify top 50 semi-finalists and verify all eligibility requirements are met
  • October 8-17: Top 3 finalists are posted online and voting for grand prize winner occurs
  • October 21: Winner announced in conjunction with national Lights on Afterschool event

Please visit JCPenney’s Facebook page to learn more (you must first click “Like” on the JCPenney page in order to vote and enter the contests)

Additional information about this promotion is located at

The partnership between 4-H and JCPenney offers many avenues for raising awareness, support, and dollars for local 4-H programs. We appreciate your time and hope you will spread the word about these contests so we can continue to raise significant dollars in support of 4-H!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fort Worth Stock Show Calf Scramble

The Fort Worth Stock Show will host its annual calf scramble in January. If you are 14-17 years of age (as of January 1 ,2011) and interested in participating in this event please contact Cory ( Participants that catch a calf will be awarded a $500.00 calf scramble certificate to be used to purchase a registered beef or dairy heifer.

TCYS Rabbit Validation - Location Announced

For those who will be entering rabbits at the Travis County Youth Show - Validation will take place on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at the Lanier High School Ag Classroom; 9:00a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Service Opportunities

Discover 4-H has a service project the evening of October 9th for those that may be busy during the morning. Contact Matthew at the email below if you are interested.

If you are looking for some community service opportunities, please contact Matthew Evans at The Discover Green organization in which he founded, has several opportunities available.

One Day 4-H - T-shirts

The deadline for 4-H clubs and groups to order the 2010 one day 4-H t-shirts is this Sunday at midnight (September 19th). The t-shirts are only $5.75 each and can be ordered individually or in large numbers. The deadline for ordering ensures delivery by Saturday, October 9th.

one day 4-H t-shirts can be ordered from the Texas 4-H Store at:

Although the One Day 4-H event is scheduled for October 9th, the county wide event will take place on October 2, 2010 with the NAMI Walk.

If your group has scheduled an event/activity for the 9th, please continue to go with that. If you are unable to make your club event/activity, email Cory that you would like to take part in the event of supplying doggie water bowls for the NAMI Walk.

Shirts can be ordered for those who wish to buy them. Go to the following website for more information:

2011 Swine Tag Order Form

If you plan to exhibit Swine at the Travis County Youth Show or at any of the major shows, validation tags need to be ordered. The form may be found at (look under the tab "4-H Livestock Information"

The form and payment is due to the County Extension office by September 30 ,2010. Tags are
$9.00 each.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Texas 4-H Veterinary Science Skillathon

Texas 4-H is pleased to announce the release of the 2011 Texas 4-H Veterinary Science Skillathon Invitational Contest Rules & Guidelines and Application. The contest is scheduled to be held at Texas 4-H Roundup on Thursday, June 16, 2011. Applications to participate are due on Friday, March 18, 2011 and applicants will be notified of acceptance by April 1.

In order to make sure that all participants have a good and safe experience in the contest, please note a few requirements of the contest:

- Be a current Texas 4-H member in the Intermediate or Senior age division.

- Be actively enrolled in a structured veterinary science project using curriculum.

- Have completed at least one full year in a structured veterinary science project using curriculum.

- Certification by the County Extension Agent

4-H members in the Veterinary Science Project need to talk with Cory if interested in this activity to receive more information.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Canine Camp and Clinic

For those interested in the dog project. A camp/clinic is being conducted in Montgomery County, Friday October 15-17, 2010.
Check out the flyer and registration form at the website.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Central Texas 4-H/FFA Day

Livestock Project Day - Come on out to Callahan's to gain some insight into your livestock projects. Topics of discussion include; how to pick a great livestock animal, feeding your livestock and vet medicine and care of your project.

September 11, 2010
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Callahan's General Store
501 U.S. Hwy 183, Austin

Opportunities to win cash prizes and gift certificates. The 4-H Club or FFA chapter with the most attendees (youth, family and friends - present) will win a $500.00 cash prize.

Donuts, coffee and drinks will be available.

Equine Science for Kids

For those interested in the horse project click on the link below. Great resource for young kids.
Check it out at and click on
Equine Science 4 kids.

4-H Healthy Lifestyles Board - Accepting Applications

The Texas 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Advisory Board is pleased to announce a call for applications. Youth, adult volunteers and County Extension Agents are welcome to serve on the committee. The purpose of the advisory board is to promote the purpose and goals of the 4-H healthy lifestyles program, providing leadership and oversight to 4-H healthy lifestyles projects (food and nutrition, health and safety). Members of the advisory board also ensure relevancy of the 4-H healthy lifestyles program by giving youth and volunteers the opportunity to provide vision for the future of the 4-H healthy lifestyles program, including project materials, activities, and recommending program direction, special activities, new materials and competitive events.

To be eligible, youth must be classified as a senior 4-H member at the time of application submission. Seniors are classified as youth who have passed their 14th birthday, but not their 19th birthday, as of August 31, 2010. Members will serve a two-year term, with terms beginning in January of each year.

More information and an advisory board application is attached and available at the Texas 4-H and Youth Development website (under the Youth - Leadership Opportunities link). Applications are due to Mrs. Courtney Dodd at the state 4-H office by October 1, 2010.

Texas Sea Grant Program- Ocean Education Diversity Videos

Texas Sea Grant is seeking energetic and creative young filmmakers to take part in the inaugural Ocean Education: Diversity in Videos (OEDIV) contest. Teams comprising students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit videos, no longer than 5 minutes, that convey clear and important messages about the ocean in terms the general public can understand.

Student teams must include at least two and no more than five students and be supervised by an advisory teacher. Entries can be in English, Spanish or both. Contest registration opened Sept. 1, 2010. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Texas Sea Grant website. All videos, in the form of a DVD disc, must be received in the Texas Sea Grant office no later than Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. The judges' decisions will be announced by January 15, 2011.

The first and second place winners will be invited to the NOSB Loggerhead Challenge on February 5, 2011, in Corpus Christi and the NOSB Dolphin Challenge on February 26, 2011, in College Station, for screenings of their videos. NOSB audiences include scientists, graduate students, teachers, and the many high school students who compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl.

For more information about Texas Sea Grant's marine education programs, including OEDIV or NOSB, contact Liz Turner, Marine Education Specialist.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Volunteers Needed for NAMI Walk

Last year, Travis County 4-H partnered with the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)Walk and supplied the dog watering bowls for the annual event. We have been asked to help out again this year. I am need of some volunteers to help keep the dog water bowls filled and stationed at a couple of locations before, during and after the walk. The walk will take place on October 2, 2010 at Auditorium Shores.

Arrival Time: 8:00 a.m.
Walk starts at 9:00 - ~10:30 or so

Great opportunity for community service! Please contact Cory at if interested in helping.

TCYS Youth Fair Volunteers Needed

Calling all adult volunteers!! If you would like an opportunity to help out and volunteer with the Travis County Youth Fair - here is your chance. Karen Griffin is looking for some adults to volunteer their time. This is a great way to see the ins and outs of how this huge event is coordinated and carried out each year.

Karen is also available to speak at your club meetings about the Youth fair process. If you are interested in volunteering our having Karen speak to your group, please email her at

Creedmoor Fall Fest

Creedmoor Fall Fest is October 16th from 9:00 a.m-8:00 p. m.
There will be arts and crafts, games for the kids, a cake walk, a safari ride, a balloon twister, petting zoo, magic show, bingo, food, rides, a haunted house, and a live auction at 6:15 p.m. following the BBQ supper.
We have opportunities for students that need community service hours either working the games or the haunted house.
For more info contact Don Burklund at 461-0650.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

2011 Texas 4-H Roundup Logo and Theme Contest

Texas 4-H Roundup is the state 4-H Contest that takes place in June on the campus of Texas A&M University. Individuals and groups are encouraged to submit ideas for the 2011 theme and logo. See details below for more information.

  • Deadline for all entries are due September 13, 2010
  • Entries may be hand drawn or submitted in a .jpg format

Friday, September 3, 2010

2011 Pedernales Electric Youth Tour

For the 29th year, Pedernales Electric is joining other electric cooperatives across the country to participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour program. Six winners of PEC's 2011 Youth Tour essay contest will be awarded a trip to Washington, D.C., in June 2011.

For its 2011 contest, PEC is asking area high school students to write essays considering green jobs, products, and/or services. Twelve finalists will be selected to present their essays at the LCRA Redbud Center on November 20. An independent panel of judges will select six students as winners of a June 2011 trip to Washington, D.C., to tour historical sites and meet local political representatives. Six alternates will receive $100 each for their participation.

To be eligible you must meet the following requirements;
Contestants must have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school by June 2011, and their parent or legal guardian must be a PEC member or receive PEC service at their residence. Former contest winners are not eligible. Essays must adhere to the topic above; essays that are off topic are not eligible.

For more information please check out their website; 2011 Youth Tour Website

Rabbit Workshop

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Lanier High School
6:30 p.m.
Open to 4-H and FFA youth and their parents

Flyer may be found at
look under tab " 4-H Livestock Information"

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Travis County Youth Show - PBR - Ticket Sales

Attention 4-H Youth Members - Are you interested in winning a belt buckle?
You have the opportunity to do so by selling tickets for the Travis County Youth Show- PBR Challenger Tour. Other prizes will be given as well. The deadline for selling the pre-purchase tickets is September 30 ,2010. All money and order forms are due to the County Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on the 30th of September.

To retrieve a form and more information, you can find the form on the website (look under the tab "forms".

Cowboy Christmas Ball Donations

Clubs and or individuals are being asked to supply items for the silent/live auction items at the Cowboy Christmas Ball. The deadline for submitting donations is November 12th. Work with your fellow club members and adult leaders to come up with new and creative auction items.

2011 Broiler Order

If you plan to exhibit broilers at the Travis County Youth Show or at any of the major livestock shows in the spring of 2011, an order form must be completed and submitted to the Travis County Extension Office. The information and form may be found at , look under the tab "4-H livestock information".

Orders are due by 4:30 p.m, October 7, 2010 to the Extension Office.

Stripes Convenient Store/4-H Alliance

Although we do not have any Stripes Convenient Stores in our area, or any that I am aware of, I do want to make sure you all know about this new partnership. Many of you travel throughout the state and eventually you make a stop to fuel up or grab a snack. If you are near a Stripes stop in and purchase a paper clover. Proceeds will benefit that local county program.

"Helping Today's Kids Become
Tomorrow's Leaders"
September 6 through October 3

Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo Calf Scramble

Anyone interested in participating in the 2011 Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo Calf Scramble and meets the requirements below needs to talk with Cory by September 23, 2010.
  • Must have reached your 12th birthday, but not your 18th as of August 31, 2010.
  • Must not be enrolled beyond your junior year in high school.
  • Must be an active member of 4-H/FFA and reside in Texas.
  • Contestants must weigh at least 100 pounds and be in good physical condition.
  • For those selected to participate and do a catch a calf, you will be required to purchase a heifer and show that heifer at the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo during the 2012 year.
If interested, please contact Cory at 854-9600 or by email at to receive additional information and the application.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Hendrickson FFA Swine Workshop

September 14, 2010
6:30 p.m. at the PAC

2905 FM 685

Pflugerville, TX 78660

Topics include: selection, feeding, facilities and showmanship led by David Wright - Williamson County 4-H Agent.

For more information, contact Jeremy Bonds, Hendrickson Ag Teacher, or at 512-594-1175

Friday, August 27, 2010

Travis County Youth Show Jr. Superintendents

The Travis County Youth Show is only a little over four months away so it is time to start thinking about the role you will play in this event. For the second year, the Travis County Youth Show will be selecting eight youth to serve as Jr. Superintendents at the show. The youth selected will be expected to hep in various ways assisting the adult superintendents with the show and the auction. If you are in the 8th-12th grades and are interested in applying, the application may be found on the Travis County 4-H website - look under the 4-H Forms tab.

Application deadline - October 1, 2010 - to the TCYS office (please do not send to the Extension office)

4-H Night with the Spurs

5th Annual 4-H Night with the San Antonio Spurs
Saturday, November 6, 2010
AT&T Center 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $12 - $81 and includes; ticket, hotdog, chips, soda and 4-H recognition

To check out the registration form, go to the Travis 4-H Website (look under upcoming events tab)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

San Antonio Calf Scramble

If you are interested in participating in the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble and you fit the requirements below, you need to talk with Cory by September 17th.
  • Youth must be a bonafide member of a Texas County 4-H Program Texas FFA Chapter
  • Participants must have reached their 12th birthday, but not their 18th but January 1, 2011 and not be enrolled beyond their junior year in high school
  • Must be approved by your CEA/AST to participate
  • Participants are only eligible to receive 0ne (1) San Antonio Calf Scramble Certificate during their 4-H /FFA career.
Let Cory know soon if you are interested; there are forms that need to be completed and notarized and deadlines that must be met.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

2011 Lamb and Goat Tag Order

If you plan to exhibit lambs or goats at the Travis County Youth Show or at any of the major shows in the spring of 2011, you need to purchase validation tags. Each tag will be $9.00 and the order form may be found at under the tab of "Livestock Information". Orders are due to the Travis County Extension Office by August 27, 2010. Please mail the orders as we are still receiving our mail, but are not currently house at that address.

National 4-H Week & One Day 4-H

Start your planning now. National 4-H Week is October 3rd - 9th. Come up with some creative ways to spread the word about 4-H and to thank those who support your clubs, events and activities.

Saturday, October 9, 2010 marks the 2nd Annual One Day 4-H Event. This is your day to give back to your community.

Entomological Foundation Science Project Contest

Great opportunity for those interested in entomology (insects). The Entomological Foundation is hosting a contest for ideas for science projects related to insects. If you are interested, please check out the flyer at the Travis County 4-H Website and look under the tab "upcoming events"

4-H Night at the Houston Astros

Saturday, October 2, 2010
Minute Maid Park
For ticket information, please check out the Travis County 4-H Website
look under the tab "Upcoming Events"

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2010 4-H Billboards Across Texas

The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program has been given the opportunity to share the purpose of 4-H through a partnership with LAMAR Advertising during the 2010 National 4-H Week.

LAMAR advertising has donated 100 billboards throughout the state of Texas and their coverage area to feature the five different Billboard designs on the bottom of this page. Texas 4-H only has to pay for the printing of the signs. Therefore, we need help in spreading the word of 4-H in Texas!

We are in need of 100 donors that would like to be part of the "2010 4-H Billboards Across Texas" campaign. Each billboard will cost $135.00 and can be sponsored by a 4-H Family, a business, a 4-H Club, a County 4-H Council, 4-H Adult Leaders, or a Friend of 4-H. The estimated value of this billboard campaign is more than $100,000.00 so this is a great opportunity for us to market the Power of 4-H all across Texas!

The billboards will start going up the 2nd/3rd week of September and stay up through National 4-H Week scheduled for October 3-9, 2010. Since the billboard locations are based on availability at the time of the event it is difficult to know if one will be located close.

All donors to the project will be listed as an official donor to the 2010 National 4-H Week Campaign and have their family/business name listed on the Texas 4-H and Youth Development website. A sponsorship form can be found at under the tab "4-H Forms"

Monday, August 23, 2010

South Texas Winter Classic

Saturday, November 7th
Bee County EXPO Center
Lambs and Goats

For more information, please check out the website and look under the tab "4-H Livestock Information"

Travis County 4-H Extension Office Update

We have officially moved into a new temporary building. We are located at 5501 Airport at the north entrance in room 209. This room is on the 2nd floor so you can use the elevator.

When mailing items to our office, please continue to use our 1600 B Smith Road, Austin 78721 address. We are not changing where we will be receiving mail.

If you have any questions please let John or myself know; or

State Recordbook Results

Matthew Evans and Hallie Casey both had 4-H Recordbooks that advanced on to the state level of judging. Hallie placed 8th with her Communication and Expressive Arts book and Matthew placed 2nd with his Environmental Sciences Open book.

Congratulations to the both of you! We are proud of your outstanding accomplishments!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

4-H participants can gain statewide or national recognition for demonstrating outstanding volunteer community service by joining in the 2011 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a prestigious, independent awards program that recognizes young people in grades 5-12 on the basis of their volunteer activities. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Last year, 137 county 4-H programs selected honorees in this prestigious youth recognition program, and 17 4-H’ers were among the 102 State Honorees for 2010. This recognition is extremely beneficial to 4-H’ers who have performed exemplary acts of service in their communities and to 4-H as a whole.

The Travis County 4-H program can nominate one middle school student (grades 5-8) and one high school student (grades 9-12). For those interested, please Contact Cory no later than October 15, 2010 -

7th Annual Chocolate Lover's Festival

Check out the link below for more detailed information about the baking contest. This would be a unique learning experience for those involved in the Food and Nutrition Project.

Monday, August 2, 2010

4-H Enrollment for 2010-2011 Year

It is that time of the year again. If you are joining 4-H for the first time or will be rejoining, please go to 4-H Connect to either review and renew your profile or start a profile. If you have any questions, please let John or myself know.
Cory's -
John's -

Friday, July 30, 2010

Heart of Texas 4-H Rabie Vaccination Clinic

Wednesday, August 11th
5-7 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church
500 Pecan Street in Pflugerville

Rabies: Dogs and CAts - $5.00
Dog Vaccines: DHLP/Parvo/Corona - $15.00
Bordetella: (Kennel Cough) - $10.00
Cat Vaccines: PRCC/Feluk - $15.00
Complete yearly vaccine - $20.00
Flea & Heartworm preventative will be
Heart of Texas 4-H Club Fundraiser

A portion of the proceeds will go to help the Club with projects and community service work

Please come and support us!

For more information contact:

Austin Avenue Animal Hospital

Lana Tarlton - 238-1093


TCYS BBQ Cook-off
January 14-15, 2010

Travis County Youth Show is proud to announce it's first annual BBQ Cook-off!
The BBQ Cook-off will be held in conjunction with the Travis County Youth Show
at the Travis County Exposition Center grounds.

Teams will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. You will not be considered
an entry until the form and payment are received.

If you have any friends that you would like to invite to participate in the cook-off,
please forward this information to them or send their contact information to us.

To get the 2011 BBQ Cook-off packet contact Dawn Hunt at
or 512-565-3520.

On behalf of the entire Travis County Youth show, thank you for your support.

Friday, July 23, 2010

2011 Beekeeping Essay Contest

If you enjoy writing then this is a contest for you. Check out the flier on for more information. Look under the tab "upcoming events" to find out more information.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

District 10 Mega Meeting

The District 10 Mega Meeting will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Schreiner University in Kerrville. This is the annual 4-H meeting with many different activities going on including:

· Project Development Committee Meetings with training and officer elections

· Concurrent workshops for volunteers and parents sponsored by District 10 VLAT

· District 10 4-H Council Business Meeting and Standing Committee Meetings

· District 10 Volunteer Leaders Association Business Meeting

Who should attend? EVERYONE!!! The event is open to all 4-H members, volunteers, parents, and Extension agents. There’s something for everyone so plan now to register and attend!

Schedule for the Day:

Mega Meeting will be morning/afternoon event this year. Lunch, one afternoon snack and a dance will be provided for all participants! This schedule will allow 4-H members and adults to network and enjoy a social time together after all the business Is over. This meeting will be held at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas (map enclosed). We will meet in the Floyd & Kathleen Callioux Campus Activity Center for all activities. One of the classroom buildings will be used for the Volunteer Leader Workshops. Below is the schedule for the day.

8:30-9:00 Mega Meeting Standing Committee – set up registration

9:00-9:45 Registration

9:45-10:15 General Session and instructions for the day

10:15-12:15 Project Development Committee Training/Workshops

10:30-12:15 4-H Volunteer Leader Training – Concurrent sessions will be offered. Volunteers will choose one session to attend for the 1 ½ hour time period.

12:15-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:30 District 10 4-H Council Business Meeting and VLAT Business Meeting

3:30-5:30 Dance

5:30-6:00 Clean up & depart for home

If planning to attend this event, you must sign up with John at by August 13, 2010. cost for the day is $20.00.